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Relæ

Relæ by Christian F. Puglisi
Hardcover
Nov 11, 2014 | 448 Pages
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Praise

“On a tiny street in Copenhagen, Relæ is casually overturning every convention of fine dining. With its naked oak tables, bistro-style service, and humble index of ingredients (you’re more likely to eat cod skin than caviar), nothing about the setting speaks of exclusivity. And yet the restaurant is unmistakably among the finest in the world. Christian Puglisi is meticulous in his technique, rigorous in his thinking, and—even more impressive—humble in his delivery. The result is exactly what you see here: food that is artful, challenging, understated. This cookbook, like its namesake, is a delicious revolution.” 
–Dan Barber, chef of Blue Hill and author of The Third Plate

“With this book, Christian Puglisi demonstrates why he’s one of the most influential contemporary chefs in the world. Since Relæ’s inception, we’ve seen his ideas and aesthetics emulated in kitchens from New York to the very north of Sweden. Now we have the definitive document of his accomplishments, a book that shares his modern, daring, and singular concepts. An instant classic—and, dare I say, a masterpiece.​” 
—René Redzepi, chef of Noma and author of René Redzepi: A Work in Progress

Copenhagen chef Christian Puglisi turns the cookbook form inside out with his first cookbook. Named after his restaurant, Relae is more a series of philosophical essays than a standard cookbook (although it does have recipes). If you’ve got a restaurant aficionado on your list, this is the glossy chef book they’ll want this year.
—Eater.com

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Chad Robertson
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: The Groundwork
The Initial Idea
Jægersborggade
Staff
Locavorism: When It Makes Sense, and When It Does Not
Organic: Is a Certification All That?
Breaking Bread: The Cornerstone of an Ideal Meal

Chapter 2: Ideas on a Plate

Liquids 
Water
Wine
Fruit Vinegars
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Animals
Lamb
Fat
Chicken
Hindsholm Pork
Butter
Buttermilk

Land 
Jerusalem Artichokes
Carrots
Horseradish
Celery Root
Herbs
Cresses
Citrus
Unripe Strawberries
Elderflower
Crab Apple
Nuts
Seeds
Olives

Sea 
Mussels
Coastal Fish
Mackerel
Sea Lettuce
Anchovy
Söl
Kelp

Manipulations 
Fermentation
Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
Pickling Fish
Cooking in Butter Emulsion
Cooking Salads
Precision Cooking
Barely Cooking
Stocks
Nut Milks
Hiding on the Plate

Textures 
Contrasting Temperatures
Crunch!
Chewy
Leathery
Dehydrating/Rehydrating
Vegetable Skins
Salting and Brining Vegetables
Salting and Brining Meats and Fish
Juiciness, the Natural Sauce

Flavor 
Butter and Bitter
Charred and Grilled
Toasted and Nutty
A Touch of Umami
Meat with Seafood
Minerality

Theory 
Building onto a Dish 
Evolving a Technique 
Snacks 
Challenging the Guest 
Vegetarian 
Vegetables over Meat 
Intertwining Flavors 
Savory Desserts 
Nose-to-Tail Cooking 
Leaf-to-Stem Cooking 
Acidity 
Creativity Is in All of Us
Where Is the Cheese Trolley? 

Inspirations 
Italy 
Denmark 
France 
elBulli 
Thailand 
Spring 
Summer 
Fall 
Winter 

Chapter 3: Dishes 225

Snacks 
Herb Bouquet 
Celery Root Taco 
Grilled Jerusalem Artichokes
Grilled Corn
Shallots and Nigella 
Kornly Cracker
Oxalis Roots

Herbivorous Starters 
Unripe Strawberries, Cress, and Buttermilk 
Sheep’s Milk Yogurt, Radishes, and Nasturtium 
Cucumber, Caraway, and Lemon Balm 
Smoked Beet “Fish” and Elderflower 
Beet, Crab Apple, and Söl 
Cooked Onions, Buttermilk, and Nasturtium 

Omnivorous Starters 
Lumpfish Roe, Daikon, and Almonds 
Oysters, Cabbage, and Capers 
Mussels, Seaweed, and Allumettes 
Squid, Mussels, and Seaweed 
Raw Beef, Anchovies, and Ramsons 
Lamb, Shrimp, and Dill 
White Asparagus and Anchovies 
Pickled Skate, Mussels, and Celery Root
Pickled Mackerel, Cauliflower, and Lemon 
Cod, Kohlrabi, and Skins 
White Onions, Crayfish, and Fennel 

Herbivorous Seconds 
Turnips, Chervil, and Horseradish 
New Potatoes, Warm Berries, and Arugula 
Potato, Seaweed, and Pecorino 
Lettuce, Smoked Almond, and Olive Oil 
Asparagus, Sunflower Seeds, and Mint 
Jerusalem Artichoke, Quinoa, and Coffee 
Sunflower Seeds, Kornly, and Pine 
Baked Potato Puree, Two Ways 
Barley, Cauliflower, and Black Trumpet 

Herbivorous Mains 
Carrot, Elderflower, and Sesame 
Charred Cucumber and Fermented Juice 
Romaine, Egg Yolk, and Nettles 
Enoki, Kelp, and Seaweed 
Fennel, Smoked Almond, and Parsley 
Dried Zucchini and Bitter Leaves 
Fried Salsify and Bergamot 
Salted Carrot and Oxalis “Béarnaise” 

Omnivorous Mains 
Pork from Hindsholm and Rye 
Lamb, Turnip, and Samphire 
Cauliflower, Veal Sweetbread, and Basil 
Chicken Wings, White Asparagus, and Anchovies 
Wild Duck, Elderberries, and White Onions 
Salad, Beef, and Bronte Pistachio 
Veal, Grilled Sauce, and Anchovy 

Cheese and Desserts 
Whipped Goat Cheese and Parsley
Nordlys, Carrots, and Orange Zest 
Chanterelles, Apple, and Granité 
Mandarin, Buttermilk, and Egg Yolk 
Milk, Kelp, and Caramel 
Rhubarb Compote, Almond, and Vinegar 
Jerusalem Artichoke, Malt, and Bread 
Sheep’s Milk Yogurt, Beets, and Black Currant 
Hokkaido Pumpkin and Mandarin 
Corn, Bread Crumbs, and Marjoram 
Elderflower and Rhubarb 
Jerusalem Artichokes, Coffee, and Passion 
Coffee Table 

Appendix: Recipes 
Index

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